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Hotels Look To Reduce Buffet Waste

Analysis from design firm Ideo found that guests eat just about half of food on a hotel buffet and only up to 15 percent of those leftovers are fit for donation or repurposing due to safety regulations. That means that ...

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Convincing College Hires to Stick Around

Hotels are changing their approach to hiring and retaining college students in hopes of keeping them on as full-time employees. Some hotels offer flexible scheduling to work around students’ classes while others provide valuable training to help students develop skill ...

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Most U.S. Hotel Construction Is Upper Midscale and Upscale

PORTSMOUTH, NH—Analysts at Lodging Econometrics report that hotels in the upper midscale category have the largest project count of all chain scales in the total U.S. construction pipeline—2,060 projects with a total of 205,270 rooms. The second largest category is ...

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Reinforcing a Hotel’s Defenses Against Fall Pests

Pests in the fall are different than other seasonal infestations–bugs, rodents, and the like are trying to find a home for the winter. Hotels should begin preparing for colder weather now, before they find themselves in a sticky situation. Materials ...

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Hoteliers Prepare for Hurricane Irma

At the heels of Hurricane Harvey, a second powerful storm is expected to reach Florida this weekend. As Miami shutters businesses and residents prepare for evacuations, hotels’ doors remain wide open for evacuees and others looking to wait out the ...

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AHLEF Awards $1 Million in Scholarships

The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation has awarded nearly $1 million to 372 scholarship recipients so far this year. The undergraduate and graduate students were enrolled in a hospitality degree-granting program at an American university and received awards ranging from $500 to ...

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